physician-hospital organization

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physician-hospital organization (PHO)

(in the United States) a management service organization in which the partners are physicians and hospitals. The PHO organization contracts for physician and hospital services.

physician-hospital organization

Managed care A corporation formed by a hospital and its medical staff to contract with MCOs. See Managed care.
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Many physicians and hospitals are now discussing the creation of physician-hospital organizations (PHOs), entities that would accept capitated bids from HMOs.
Formed in December 1998, the Rose Medical Group is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, physician-hospital organization affiliated with HealthONE Rose Medical Center.
We believe our PSIMedica unit is ideally positioned to meet the needs of Physician-Hospital Organizations like GHN.
Since 1919, Bon Secours Hospital and later Bon Secours Baltimore Health System has been serving the communities of West Baltimore with 157 licensed beds, substance treatment centers, renal dialysis centers, primary care centers, elderly housing complexes, community outreach programs, neighborhood revitalization efforts, closed-model physician-hospital organization and a foundation.
Price held several hospital-based executive positions, including Executive Director of a 95-physician primary care network and of a physician-hospital organization for 400 physicians and a network of hospitals that managed global capitation.
At present, it is owned by 16 non-profit hospitals and physician-hospital organizations.
Amerigroup s Georgia health plan has expanded its provider network with the addition of Central Georgia Health Network (CGHN), which is one of Georgia's biggest physician-hospital organizations, effective Nov.
One of its missions is to identify and analyze the forces driving the formation of physician-hospital organizations across the country.
CDPHO - with 66 Primary Care Physicians and 160 Specialists participating in this agreement - is one of the largest physician-hospital organizations in Western Massachusetts to join the AQC.
10 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2,650 physician organizations, ranging from independent practice associations, physician-hospital organizations, practice management companies and management service organizations are profiled in the new edition of The National Directory of Physician Organizations database produced by The Managed Care Information Center.
The increasing prevalence of capitated contracting arrangements with physician-hospital organizations is an example of the creation of a provider risk-sharing environment in which quality improvement and utilization management efforts can be embraced by physicians.

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